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Vol:3 Issue:5 Number:68 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #6411
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ECTES: Interscalene block vs. general anaesthesia for proximal humerus fracture fixation

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OrthoEvidence. ECTES: Interscalene block vs. general anaesthesia for proximal humerus fracture fixation. ACE Report. 2014;3(5):68. Available from:

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A comparison of interscalene block anaesthesia and general anaesthesia in patients with proximal humerus fracture

Contributing Authors: S Baranovic M Milosevic B Bakota

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


50 patients suffering from a proximal humerus fracture of the shoulder were randomized to evaluate the efficacy of interscalene block anaesthesia (ISBA) against general anaesthesia (GA). Treatments were evaluated based on VAS pain, time needed to prepare anaesthesia, duration of operation, hemodynamic and respiratory stability, loss of blood during operation, use of analgesics postoperatively, and...

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